is a group of individuals that represent Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley, united by a common passion for Deep Green building. Our community continues to grow to be inclusive to anyone interested in the built environment.
If interested in getting involved, please see volunteer opportunities and contact information below!
If you have limited availability but still want to volunteer, opportunities are available around event planning. This may include helping with planning logistics, or day-of event assistance.
Beginning in 2018, a dedicated group of Green Building United volunteers from the Living Future Community set out to educate young people about sustainable Design as a way to “sow the fields for the future.” The first ever high school course structured around the holistic sustainability framework of Living Building Challenge was pioneered with Upper Dublin High School that year and is now entering its third curriculum year!
In this Holzchat interview, hosted by Green Building United members Ilka Cassidy and Steve Hessler, the Living Future Community’s initiative co-chair Drew Lavine and Upper Dublin High School Environmental Science Teacher Erin Loch discuss how this experiment in sustainability education came to be and where it is headed next.
The current LF Community Demonstration project has completed its workshops. If you are interested in being part of the next demonstration project, please send comments, suggestions, and feedback from past experiences to Wolf Arendt.